Massive Pileup On Wisconsin Interstate Under Whiteout Conditions

 Thursday, April 22, 2021

 CBS 58

Interstate 41 reopened Wednesday evening, April 21, after white-out conditions and freezing temperatures caused 20 crashes, including a 48 car pileup.

Six people were hurt in that crash, and one Tennessee woman was killed.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the largest crash was on I-41 northbound just south of Cedar Creek Rd. At that scene, there was a total of 48 vehicles involved; 38 were damaged.

There was a total of six patients that were transported to local medical facilities with various degrees of injuries. Another 26 were evaluated and treated at the scene.

Rite Way Bus Service Inc. assisted with the mass transit of about 50 stranded motorists to Pioneer Travel Plaza which acted as a reunification and investigative point for the incident.